Walker Evans (英語) ペーパーバック – 2004/4/5
"A masterly catalog ... [The curators] have contributed the book's six learned and lucid essays... The reproductions show the range of Evan's work, while the essays provide context for his achievements... "--Rosemary Ranck, New York Times Book Review "Walker Evans is stylishly written and a delight to read ... [He] became the essential American photographer of his time: and this is his essential book."--Mark Haworth-Booth, Burlington Magazine "[These] images have by now seeped so deeply into America's collective national unconscious that hardly anyone can visualize what the country looked like 75 years ago outside the context of Evans's iconic images."--Glenn McNatt, Baltimore Sun "Evans captured the wounded, striving, uncertain soul of America in the 1930's, and set it down with one of the most detached mindful touches in photographic history."--Jerry Saltz, The Village Voice "This remarkable catalogue of an exhibition now at the Museum of Art in New York City gives us a wonderfully condensed look at the scope of [Evans's] achievement."-- Publishers Weekly "A first-class catalog... The nearly 200 lushly reproduced black-and-white and color photographs prove ... objectivity and a direct style should not be confused with lack of passion. The effort of photography, both physically and emotionally, is to compose poetry with images."--Roni Galgano, San Diego Union-Tribune "Even in the presence of the deepest poverty, Evans' eye remained fixed on the kind of poetic perception that is the glory of his work."--Hilton Kramer, Art & Antiques "A rock-solid work providing biographical, historical, and visual accounts of the artist's life and work ... Careful reproduction of well-known black-and-white and little-known color photographs by Evans form the heart of this volume"-- Library Journal "This illuminating volume includes more than 175 of Evans' finest photographs. Essays by the authors draw on newly accessible diaries, papers, and negatives now at the Walker Evans Archive at the Metropolitan that provide us with a Walker Evans that no one knew."--Bonnie Weller, The Philadelphia Inquirer "All photographs capture light; Evans managed to seal and store it so securely that, like a day remembered as endless, it may never run out...The crystalline rightness of his composition makes you think ... of a guy going out on a road, like a hunter or salesman, and gazing at places until they bequeath the beauty of their natural form, as if it were hidden already, and needed only patience to flush it out."--Anthony Lane, The New Yorker "This is a book on Evan's photography, not on his life... [and it includes] a series of focused, well written essays, on his development as an artist."--Jean Dykstra, Art on Paper "Evans has long been established as a master, a maker of individual images that are authoritative in both technique and theme... [Walker Evans] is destined to become the standard reference for Evans's career."--Benjamin Lima, Art Journal
In the Department of Photographs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Maria Morris Hambourg is Curator in Charge, Jeff L. Rosenheim is Associate Curator, Douglas Eklund is Assistant Curator, and Mia Fineman is Research Associate.